So you want to know how to get nutrition as a vegetarian? Most people think getting nutrition as a vegetarian is extremely hard. Well, guess again! Getting your nutrition is actually quite simple. You only need materials and determination, and seeing as how you decided to stop eating meat, I’d say you’re pretty darn certain! If you find yourself in a time of weakness, just remember switching to a vegetarian diet can save 100 animals per year! Almost everything you need is in the following steps. ! Happiness
A source of protein you can find protein powder at your local grocer
. Tofu, fruits, vegetables, and other non-meat products that appeal to you.
? (Optional)? If not big on eating excess vegetables, so you need vitamin pills.
-Centrum Vitamins are an example of vitamins you can buy.
The first thing you need to do is to want to be healthy. You are the only person who can make / keep you healthy, so if you do not care and do not attach importance to health, it is easy to forget things and let them slide mind.
* Optional * You must make a habit of taking vitamin pills you bought as directed on the bottle. Most vitamins are taken in the morning, at night, with meals, or a combination of morning and evening.
You must get plenty of vitamins, so if you decide to get your vitamins from vegetables and fruit, the guidelines below 😕
For calcium, try: spinach, collard greens, soy milk, fortified orange juice, sesame seeds, broccoli, almonds, carrots, and rice milk. Be sure to shake soy milk and orange juice before drinking, as the calcium can settle to the bottom.
? For iron, try eating tofu, spinach, soy, chickpeas and hummus. * Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron, so if you take an iron supplement, wash it down with a little orange juice!
? If you are a smoker, your body will lose nutrients, so you need extra B12.
? Vitamin D is found in dairy products (such as cheese, butter cream, and fortified milk), fish, oysters, and margarine
? Good sources of zinc are peanuts, peanut butter, and legumes.
You need protein and a way to get it is through tofu. When cooking tofu you need to be careful and read all directions and follow them precisely because tofu is a great thing, but it will fail you when over or under cooked. One cup of tofu contains about 20 grams of protein, so try to include tofu regularly in your meals.
For all vegans out here are some high protein foods to include in your diet 😕 tofu, veggie burgers, soy, chickpeas, nuts and seeds, brown rice and whole grains.
Tips and Warnings
Drink water, water and more water! It’s been said over and over again for a reason! Most people do not drink nearly enough.
Make it a goal to eat at least one of raw fruit or a handful of raw vegetables every day.
Not getting enough protein or vitamins can lead to poor health, so if it comes down to that last sweet vs. an apple, go for the apple! =]
Malnutrition as a vegetarian is very common in people who are not trying to get food or do not realize that they miss, so do not over indulge in sweets or salty.